I had a really helpful portfolio review a couple weeks ago from two insightful and super sweet recruiters! Since "story is king," they really seemed to enjoy hearing about my decision making process when I walked them through my artwork...so I thought I'd revisit this piece and try to polish it at least a little bit more, since I have a few research/reference photos organized to show my process.
Designing for this "magic-realism" film was so much fun! I took actual symptoms of severe anorexia as research for how to make our character's reflection become "beastly."
Don't forget to check out the film! ;D I had an amazing time being set photographer/art director on it!
My costume "color script" so far! Quick, flat colors to get an idea of the course of my short film.
My senior year film is about a couple recalling their previous rebirths and their past relationship with each other. I was inspired by the myth of the "red string of fate" and other ideas of reincarnation, particularly "yuan fen."
As the two get to know each other, their respective colors of red and blue mix to form a harmonious and romantic purple. As they fall out of sync with each other and are eventually separated, they return to their individual colors, but their hues are more tired and de-saturated, especially as we enter the Great Depression and finally, World War II.
Speed paint-over in time for a portfolio review! I wanted to work broad and fast, this took 2 hours max.
Planning to do more lighting studies and painting color keys--I love doing them, learn a ton in the process, and could really use the practice! But this was fun to see the improvement! (Although to be fair, the original one, from last Spring, was done in a pinch :P)
Wow, finally got to take a break from my film to work on concept art!
Work in progress, some flapper designs...different interpretations of 1920's glamour! (From left to right: some refined beads/fringe, some elegant but fun pleats, some exotic glamour, some playful art deco designs I need to plus!)